Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have now written two books (on dancing) and am working on a third about judo. I am waiting for illustrations as text complete. Unfortunately my illustrator has been ill so delays have crept in. I am checking if same illustrator can continue.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Goddard Method of Latin dancing.
This is an abridged version of the information in my book (Goddard Method of Ballroom and Latin Dancing) released for lockdown and as we come out of it. The book focuses on the Latin part of Ballroom and Latin dancing.
It may be difficult to find space to do Ballroom dances. Latin dances can be done in a large room or conservatory [indoors]; or [outside] on a flat surface such as a patio.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write upside down….just kidding! 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
W E Johns.
What are you working on now?
One non-fiction book and maybe some fiction ones.
I am also looking at how to promote these.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
No idea. Still trying to find this out. All information sources appear to contradict each other. I need a way to go viral… like ‘Magic Max’ the dog who just got an OBE for being an assistance dog.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep trying. Self publishing is a good way to start and get noticed.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Listen to others then make your own mind up.
What are you reading now?
Various books including the complete Arthur Conan Doyle story collection.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep plugging away on projects.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Several W E Johns and Sapper books.